Bysprintent in Mosjøen is a festive ski race, where world-class athletes, local stars, and promising talents ski together through the center of Mosjøen. With a focus on skiing joy and good sportsmanship, accompanied by music, a great atmosphere, and packed venues, Bysprintent always provides an excellent reason to visit Mosjøen.

This is more than just a ski race; it’s a small ski festival held in Mosjøen, the last weekend of April every year. Featuring children’s races, school sprints, corporate relays, and youth sprints, it covers the full spectrum of skiing. The event emphasizes skiing enjoyment, achievement, fun, and serious competition! It’s a wild celebration that attracts thousands of spectators and participants.

Perhaps the biggest attraction is the main sprint event, “Bysprinten elite,” where cross-country skiers from the world elite compete right in the city center. Streets are filled with extra snow during these warmer spring days, creating a top-notch course through the center and the houses of the historic Sjøgata. The event includes prologues, semifinals, and finals, all broadcast live on TV2.

Bysprinten is about the joy of sports and skiing, showcasing talents on the rise and young hopefuls developing their skills alongside seasoned elite athletes at the pinnacle of their careers.

Join the ski festival and celebration!


Phone: +47 98901242
Facebook: bysprinten
Instagram: @helgelandevent
Get directions: Open Google Maps

Bysprinten is held the last weekend of April each year.

In 2024, Bysprintent will take place from Thursday, April 25th to Saturday, April 27th.

Bysprinten is held in downtown Mosjøen. You can travel there by car, but it’s advisable to park slightly outside the city center. It’s also possible to travel to Mosjøen by train, and the train station is conveniently close to the downtown area.

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Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Mosjøen

Mosjøen, the oldest town in Helgeland, is situated at the foot of Øyfjellet, where the rivers Vefsna and Skjerva join and flow into the Vefsnfjord.

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